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    London 1918, the Armistice and Gallantry research

    Search the historical London street directory, and London pub history site including early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London. This search engine is not brilliant, try address searches in the main google search to get better results. Searches on people names do appear to work, I think. Let me know!

    WELSH, 2/Lieutenant Robert M.C.

    Medal & Mortality index

    The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August 1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only.

    WELSH, 2/Lieutenant Robert ... ... ... ... 5/Gordon Highlanders

    Near LANGEMARCKE, 31st July, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon against an enemy strong point with the utmost coolness and determination under machine-gun and rifle fire, and captured the position after fierce hand-to-hand fighting. Later he to ik his platoon through a heavy barrage and established an outpost line, which he held under very trying circumstances until relieved 56 hours later.